Reusable Cleansing Pads

Skincare & Makeup

Caring For Your Reusable Cleansing Pads

Goodbye single-use... hello reusable Our reusable cleansing pads have landed in-store and are set to be your new fave skincare tool. Scroll for more...

Sydney Lasek
by Sydney Lasek

*The prices included in the article below are correct as of the date of publication. These prices may change from time to time and may vary from prices shown in individual Primark stores.

Now, we know how convenient disposable cotton pads can be in your skincare routine. Take one out of the packaging, remove your makeup, chuck in the trash. However: as part of our Primark Cares initiative, we want to do more to reduce waste across our business and encourage our customers to do the same. An increasingly popular (and budget-friendly) skincare tool in the beauty industry? Our reusable cleansing pads.

5-Pack Small Glow Pads

What are reusable cleansing pads?

Reusable cleansing pads are a super-soft skincare tool that's a great alternative to single-use pads. Instead of tossing pads into the trash when you’re done, our reusable pads are designed to be used again and again by washing after each use. They're gentler on your skin and available in various sizes, textures and quantities: a must-have for your bathroom cabinet refresh.

Reusable Cotton Pads

Small Glow Pads $3.50

How do I use reusable cleansing pads?

The best part about our reusable cleansing pads? They can be used the same way as disposable cotton pads. Just store them in your beauty organizer or makeup bag and use them as part of your daily skincare routine. To remove your makeup, take your go-to remover or cleanser and soak it onto your damp cleansing pad. Then just wipe it around your face – paying close attention under your eyes, corners of your nose and other areas where dirt, sweat and sebum can clog up your pores. Once you've rinsed your face with lukewarm water, we suggest double cleansing your face: repeat the step above or use a gentle facial cleanser to make sure you're left with fully clean, refreshed skin.


Hyaluronic Facial Cleanser $8

Cleaner & Pad Set

Micellar Cleansing Water $2, PS Glow Skin Set $3.50, PS Skin Fit Facial Roller $10

For an easy, time efficient, deep cleaning routine, our Glow Skin Sets feature 3 different pads with varying textures. Once your makeup's completely removed, wipe your face with our exfoliating pad. Its terry texture helps remove the buildup of dead skin in your pores and leaves your skin with a smooth base ready for your next day's makeup. Remove, cleanse, exfoliate, repeat.


How do I wash my reusable cleansing pads?  

We recommend washing your cleansing pads before their first use and after every use, to prevent any dirt transferring onto your skin. Luckily these soft pads are easy to wash and available in bulk, so you always have a backup.


Hand Wash: Start by filling your sink with warm water and add soap or mild detergent. Let the pads soak before gently massaging off the dirt and excess makeup. Once the product has rubbed off, rinse well until the water runs clear and leave to air dry on a flat surface by a window or on a drying rack.


Machine Wash: For an easier clean, wash our reusable cleansing pads in our laundry bags and put them in your washing machine. Our wash bags help prevent any from going missing in your laundry load and will protect them from damage from zippers, buttons and harsh fabrics. Once washed, leave to air dry.


Hack: Always check the washing guidance on the back of each product's packaging.

Skincare Products

Caffeine Eye Serum $4.50, SPF 30 Moisturizing Serum $4.50, PS Gentle Creamy Cleanser $3, Polyglutamic Acid Serum $6.50

How can I build an effective skin routine with my reusable cleansing pads?

Our reusable cleansing pads aren’t just for makeup removal and cleansing. Key skincare steps like applying facial toner can be done with our cleansing pads to wipe away any excess grime and dirt, prepping your skin for your serums and moisturizers. Looking for a mess-free way to remove your face mask? Dampen our reusable cleansing pads with lukewarm water and use to wipe away the product, at home or on the go. They're a versatile, everyday essential.


Hyaluronic Acid Face Booster Serum $4.50

Skincare Products

Hyaluronic Facial Cleanser $8, Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer $6, Hyaluronic Acid Replenishing Toner $5.50, Hyaluronic Acid Serum Ampoules $3.50